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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 3, 2009 3:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 4th of July or Independence Day

It is ironic that they select that date...in the greater scheme of things Mexican, you could select dates from 1810-1820, or 1910-1920, as more appropriate. The interactions with the Mexicans and the failing French (at this time, post Napolean), were somehow significant, but it really doesn't seem the Holiday choice you would make, IMHO.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jul 3, 2009 3:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 4th of July or Independence Day

isn't it interesting how many countries celebrate Independence Day (including the USA) after detaching themselves from Great Britain/UK?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence_day

who's the daddy now?

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Poster: dilcurrie Date: Jul 4, 2009 9:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 4th of July or Independence Day

if you're so independant whats that language you all use based on? (!)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 4, 2009 1:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 4th of July or Independence Day

Ha! We wanted to make it Gaelic, but we were too busy drinking when they had the vote on the national language...

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jul 4, 2009 3:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 4th of July or Independence Day

Didn't you mean to say "loosely based"? Though the two languages are definitely related, the one spoken here in the "colonies" bears very little resemblance to the "Queen's English".

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Poster: dilcurrie Date: Jul 5, 2009 7:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 4th of July or Independence Day

lets just all give praise that music is universal, and that we can at least understand each other! Language has to evolve or we'd all be talking like chaucer.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Jul 4, 2009 4:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 4th of July or Independence Day

Q: Don't you know the Queen's English?
A: She is?!?!?!?!?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 3, 2009 4:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 4th of July or Independence Day

Except the Zulus...

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jul 4, 2009 9:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 4th of July or Independence Day

Perhaps your most insightful post yet. Good one.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 4, 2009 9:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 4th of July or Independence Day

Well, of course, it is so very much more complicated than my meager post lets on...Arb was alluding to the fact that so many nations were linked to the UK, and the Zulus, rather than ending up being recognized and "provided" a homeland were more or less disenfranchised...one could say the same of the Scots and the Welsh, that rather than cont'ing the fight, like my ancestors in Ireland, in some ways did the "smart" thing by joining up, and obtained greater local recognition as a result I suppose...all depends on your perspective at the time I imagine...

Interesting stuff no doubt.

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Poster: snori Date: Jul 4, 2009 8:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 4th of July or Independence Day

Aah the good ol' days when two thirds of the Atlas was coloured pink. Thankfully we've all learned from the mistakes of the past and no longer try to interfere in the way of life in other countries.